The yoga mat is there. Waiting
We need to get on our yoga mats every day.
Sometimes I am busy. Sometimes I just have no time at all. Even then, five minutes is enough. It is not about how long for. It is about making a commitment to your practise. If you want a challenge, do it for a week, then a month, then forever. I know how difficult it can be, believe me. In fact, I am sitting and writing this post to you and all of the time, in the back of my mind I am thinking that I need to do just that – get on my mat. I can see it behind me.
In these days of happy yoga-speak (of which I will talk more about another time) there seems to be an tendency towards painting everything as easy. If you are at all interested in asana practise you will be bombarded pictures and articles telling you how simple asana is. How your practise should be about letting go, floating into movements. Everything is just beautiful and without effort. Effort is nothing to be afraid of. Commitment is so important if we are to fully integrate yoga into life. It is also a wonderful and vital way to align the practise on the mat with something that most of us want in the rest of our lives. A commitment to what we believe in. I want to be the kind of person who fully engages in what I want from life and also fully engages in being present for the people around me. This is a type of training that I can carry over to the rest of my life.
Challenge for May
So why don’t we just get on the mat every single day?